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Blu-ray Review - Gang War in Milan


1973's "Gang War in Milan" asks a lot of the viewer as it goes about its Eurocrime business. The screenplay by Franco Enna and Umberto Lenzi (who also directs) pits crooks against crooks, trying to build sympathy for the main character as he slaps around women and engages in provocative business tactics, while the cops are basically useless, mere decoration for the feature to occasionally call on to apply pressure. It's a troubling picture in many ways, with the material's pronounced distaste for women difficult to digest. However, accepted as the genre effort it aspires to be, populated with roughhousing, uncaring men, and "Gang War in Milan" is certainly diverting with its operatic inclinations. Winding through betrayals, antagonism, and murder, the movie does a commendable job establishing criminal escalation and the price paid for such rampant misdeeds, with only the payoff that's unsteady, losing a little third-act hustle as Lenzi struggles to find a way out of this maze of unpleasantness. Read the rest at


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